Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2023 ceremony: Chief Executive’s speech


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards’ winners announcement was held live online, on Thursday 29 June 2023.  Watch DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton’s speech from the event or take a read of the transcript.
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The financially resilient design team: how and why to build it | DBA webinar


In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, design leaders must be equipped to face new challenges and seize emerging opportunities. Financial resilience is critical to achieving this, but what does it mean in practice?

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How to set your creative work apart? Commercial awareness is the key


In the recently launched 2023 What Client’s Think report, it was clear that in a sea of seemingly endless data and a cultural context of rapid change, the most sought after skill clients are looking for in the agencies they work with is creativity aligned with commercial awareness.

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Expert advice on continuity, succession planning and selling a design business


When it comes to planning for an exit from your design agency there are a myriad of options. It is never too early to put in place the best practice processes that will stand you in good stead regardless of whether you decide on a Management Buy-Out (MBO), forming an employee owned trust (EOT), or selling to, or merging with, a third party. Watch three video conversations with DBA Experts, Jack O'Hern, David Blois and Chris Lang on the ins and outs of succession planning to help you understand your options.

Business skills, Financial, Strategy development


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Five familiar words and what they mean to clients


'What Clients Think' report author Jonathan Kirk explores five familiar client/agency relationship words and what they mean to clients.

New business & client relations


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Get back in the room with confidence


For many, presenting online has become the norm. But what happens when you’re suddenly asked to present face-to-face?

Business skills, HR, New business & client relations


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What Clients Think Report 2023 Official Launch | DBA Webinar


In this eye-opening hour webinar, Jonathan Kirk, author of the report and DBA Expert, will explore how the client world has changed, examining the challenges and pressures, and digging beyond the statistics to reveal what you need to know in order to win new work and strengthen your relationships.

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Five emerging trends in design | DBA Webinar


Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA was joined Emily Cohen and Hunter Vargas, Business Consultants to Creative Firms sharing their views on the themes and trends they’re seeing in the businesses they are working with.

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‘My Life in Design’ Podcast Episodes


Whether you're looking for your first break in the design industry, or for your latest inspiration, the 'My Life in Design' podcast is for you. A partnership between Red Setter and the DBA, find out more and tune into series three.

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dmi:Design Management Conference | Madrid 2023 | 28-30 March | DBA Member discount code


As we move past the pandemic and confront new global headwinds, how are we adjusting and using the power of Design to reexamine values, reevaluate goals, retool business structures, reconfigure work, and redefine success to include the health and well-being of the earth and all it’s inhabitants? The dmi:Design Management Conference will explore how Design and Innovation Management are helping organisations large and small make fundamental changes in the way they deliver value. DBA Members receive 10% off with this discount code.

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